You can't overestimate the value of skills in a barter economy like the one in Venezuela. Those with skills survive, and those without are suffering terribly.
I love growing my own vegetable garden. I spend many fulfilling hours outside every summer, tending to my plants, nurturing my soil, and babying things along, with the birds for music and a basket full of delicious organic food to show for it each da
Many times in my life I have been surprised at how things can change in an instant. Usually that moment is completely unexpected. Disbelief and shock paralyze, numb, or both, depending on the person. Sometimes these events rock your world, leaving
Anyone with a price book will agree that the cost of nearly everything has been steadily going up. Unfortunately, wages are not increasing at the same rate. And to quote Bachman-Turner Overdrive, you ain't seen nothin' yet. There are three events
I have to chuckle a bit… The mainstream media is now picking up on the idea of a second passport; and even adopting the Sovereign Man ethos of having a "Plan B."
When it comes to SHTF and what we expect, it almost always looks a bit different than we imagined it.
By now, you've probably read about the duck boat tragedy in Branson, Missouri. Whenever I hear about events like this, I analyze the situation to think about what might have altered the outcome for the better. After a tragedy, there is always at l
Ready Nutrition Readers, before you scoff completely at the title and smirk at the use of a manufactured pharmaceutical, there are a few things I ask you to keep in mind. I have written before on my stance regarding both naturopathic and traditional
Clean water is important for life and there are many scenarios that can threaten your drinking and cooking supply.
Essential oils offer more than just a pleasant smell. You are probably used to using them for relaxing massages, but, did you know that they can be used as a natural substitute for chemical cleaners and disinfectants as well?
Sometimes people think that a summer power outage is easier to deal with than a winter one. After all, in the summer, you don't have to worry about freezing to death, which is a very real threat during a long-lasting winter outage.
Having overcome a few personal incidents that rocked the boat these last few weeks, I want to write now about one of the most important experiences regarding the psychological aspect of prepping. Looking back as a Venezuelan prepper, there are things
In preparation for an emergency situation in the medical realm, there are some fairly inexpensive OTC items that could potentially save your life during an SHTF situation. Now I am NOT a doctor, and I don't play one on TV. I'm just a mom who has
There is not one prep greater than your own body and mind. That sounds like a broad, sweeping statement, but it's 100% true.
The rhetoric in the United States is heating up and we're sounding anything but… well… united.
The rhetoric in the United States is heating up and we're sounding anything but…well…united. It seems to most media pundits like we are too far down the path to Civil War 2.0 to turn back now. Activists are laying siege to government offices. T
If you search the internet, you will find many suggestions on how to prepare for the unexpected. Some of this advice is good and some isn't.
Apps make it easy to create a second number.
The FDA has warned of a multistate salmonella outbreak that has been traced back to a popular Kellogg's cereal. So far, the outbreak has affected 73 people in 31 states.
There are actually a lot of different types of energy sources to tap into after a disaster strikes.
One of my many business activities is being the Chairman of the Board of a company that's traded on a major stock exchange. The company is in the real estate business; we own a number of residential properties. And at the annual shareholder meetin
Let's talk today about assessing your required capabilities.
The importance of knowing how to build simple machines in the event of a collapse cannot be overlooked. This applies to far more than just machine tools. How do you build a horse-drawn wagon, agricultural machinery, a steam engine, and tens of thousa
(Natural News) While there are differences between homesteading and prepping, both lifestyles emphasize self-sufficiency.
In 2018, there have been at least 4 false alarms that have drummed up panic for no reason at all. It makes you wonder, what's with all these false alarms? And how can we actually trust an alert that comes to our phone from the Emergency Alert Syste
A growing number of homeschooling families are members of the preparedness community and vice versa. Some families choose home education and are introduced to emergency preparedness and homesteading concepts by others in their local homeschool groups
Today I'm going to share a unique, European-based idea that could set you up for decades to come… and could even benefit your children and grandchildren.
(Natural News) If you live in the city but you want to start prepping, don't despair. You can start a kitchen garden in your own home, or you can join other preppers and cultivate a community garden.
Preppers and Spam go together like peas and carrots, right? Well, for some preppers, anyway. And if you're one of them, you need to go check your stockpile right now.
(Natural News) When SHTF, you'll need a steady source of food and potable water. Food is easy to stockpile, especially if you're familiar with the basics of short- and long-term food storage.